+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 55
  1. #1
    Chram
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,962
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    FFRK - Friendship Ribbon (FF9) Event & Strategies

    "I'm like a beautiful young heroine in turmoil, don't you think?" - Eiko


    Event Start Date: October 12
    Event Bonus Battle: October 15
    Event End Date: October 22

    All Information is taken from a mixture of Reddit/Spreadsheets/Kongpakbao Site.

    Most, if not all info for the event (Commentary/Ultimate Abilities was directly copy/pasted from it, so all credit to the site for that especially!) comes from this site: https://www.reddit.com/r/FFRecordKee...jp_megathread/

    Notable Rewards

    Chain Firaga
    • 5* Black Magic
    • 2 hit (5.90 per hit) Single Target Fire MAG

    New Characters Acquired
    None

    Old Characters Acquired
    Eiko
    Vivi
    Freya
    Steiner
    Quina


    New Memory Crystals

    None

    Old Memory Crystals
    Eiko MC1
    Vivi MC1
    Freya MC1
    Steiner MC1
    Quina MC1


    New Record Materia

    None

    New Record Sphere
    Kuja
    Quina

    Characters Needed for Battles
    None

    Cid Missions
    Defeat Ultimate++ Dungeon with a party including a party of only FFIX Characters.

    Relics

    Banner 1
    Spoiler: show
    Hamelin: BSB, Eiko,
    Lightbringer: BSB, Beatrix,
    Trident: SSB, Freya,
    Golden Hairpin: SSB, Quina,
    Wizard Rod: SSB, Garnet, All Allies Shellga & Hastega & RES +50% for 25 seconds
    Excalibur: SSB, Steiner
    Kuja's Gloves: SB, Kuja,


    Banner 2
    Spoiler: show
    The Ogre: BSB, Zidane,
    Flame Staff: BSB, Vivi,
    Tin Armor: SSB, Steiner, 5 hit (1.58 per hit)
    Ragnarok: SSB, Beatrix, 6 hit (1.32 per hit)
    Punisher: SSB, Kuja, 8 hit (0.98 per hit)
    Dragon Knight's Greatcoat: SSB, Freya,
    Bistro Fork: SB, Quina,

  2. #2
    Chram
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,962
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    Bonus Battles
    Caught Again After Escaping +
    • Arc
      HP: ~108,206
      Target Score: Defeat Arc without being KO'd, Exploit Arc's weakness to wind attacks.
      • Weak: Wind
      • Null: Earth
      • Resists: None
      • Vulnerabilities: Silence Abilities, Slow Abilities, and Stun Abilities
    • Valia Pira
      HP: ~128,206
      Target Score: Defeat Valia Pira without being KO'd, Afflict Valia Pira with Slow.
      • Weak: Wind (2-5 FF9 Characters)
      • Null: Earth (2-5 FF9 Characters), All (0 FF9 Characters)
      • Resists: None
      • Vulnerabilities: Slow Abilities and Stun Abilities

    Commentary

    Arc: Kill Arc with extreme prejudice because Photon followed by an AOE will kill anyone. Fortunately this version of the fight doesn't have the AOE Confuse attack. For Valia Pira, just bring heavy magical mitigation and it won't be able to touch you.
    Valia Pira: Valia Pira's stats, elemental resistances, and skills change depending on how many FF9 characters you bring to the fight.

    Forced Extraction ++
    Red Dragons
    HP: ~89,239 each
    Target Score:
    • Defeat the Red Dragons without being KO'd.
    • Exploit a Red Dragon's weakness to wind attacks.
    • Exploit a Red Dragon's weakness to ice attacks.
    Weak: Ice/Wind
    Null: Earth
    Resists: Fire
    Vulnerabilities: Poison Abilities, Silence Abilities, Paralyze Abilities, Slow Abilities, Stop Abilities, Blind Abilities, Sleep Abilities, Sap Abilities, and Stun Abilities

    Commentary

    The Dragons can be Blinded, Paralized, Stopped, and put to Sleep. Pick your poison (that works too if you need it) and debilitate them until they can't fight back. Or just stomp them with AOE.

    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

    Meltigemini +++
    Meltigemini
    HP: ~201,712
    Target Score:
    • Exploit Meltigemini's weakness to fire attacks.
    • Exploit Meltigemini's weakness to holy attacks.
    • Reduce Meltigemini's MAG.
    Weak: Fire/Holy
    Absorbs: None
    Resist: Dark
    Null: None
    Vulnerabilities: Blind Abilities and Stun Abilities

    Commentary

    Shellga and magical breaks will neuter his magical attacks and he's vulnerable to Blind to neuter his physical attacks. This is a very easy fight.

    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

    Dahaka (U)
    Dahaka
    HP: ~???
    Target Score:
    • Exploit Dahaka's weakness to fire attacks.
    • Exploit Dahaka's weakness to wind attacks.
    • Reduce Dahaka's MAG.
    Weak: Fire/Wind
    Absorbs: None
    Resists: Ice
    Null: Earth
    Vulnerabilities: None

    Abilities

    Moveset (Default):
    % chance: Blizzaga (BLK: deal % magical ice damage to one target)
    % chance: Blizzaga (BLK: deal % magical ice damage to all targets)
    % chance: Blizzara (BLK: deal % magical ice damage to all targets)

    Moveset (Straight):
    % chance: Tackle (PHY: deal % physical damage to all targets)
    % chance: Attack (PHY: deal % physical damage to all targets)
    % chance: ? Chop Cut (NAT: deal % physical damage to one target, ignoring defense)

    Commentary
    • Dahaka switches between Default and Straight states at random.
    Chop Cut is completely brutal and Dahaka's defenses are much higher in Straight state, so your best bet for winning the fight is to just go full bore on him from the very start of the fight and pray he never decides to go into Straight state.

    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

    For All Life (U+)
    Kraken
    HP: ~277,241 (Kraken), ~74,747 (Left Tentacle), ~75,747 (Right Tentacle)
    Target Score:
    • Reduce Kraken's MAG.
    • Win before Kraken uses Ink 5 times.
    • Win before Kraken uses Waterga.
    Weak: None
    Absorbs: Water
    Resists: None
    Null: None
    Vulnerabilities: None

    Abilities

    Moveset (Kraken, Phase 1):
    Special: Attack (PHY: deal 110% physical damage to one target)
    15% chance: Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to one target)
    15% chance, unlocks turn : Waterga (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to all targets)
    Special: ? Blaze (BLK: 303% chance to deal 40% current HP damage to all targets, resisted via instant death resistance)
    35% chance, unlocks turn : Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to all targets)
    35% chance, unlocks turn : Water (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to one target)

    Moveset (Kraken, Phase 2):
    Special: Attack (PHY: deal 110% physical damage to one target)
    30% chance: Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to one target)
    30% chance, unlocks turn : Waterga (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to all targets)
    Special: ? Blaze (BLK: 303% chance to deal 60% current HP damage to all targets, resisted via instant death resistance)
    20% chance, unlocks turn : Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to all targets)
    20% chance, unlocks turn : Water (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to one target)

    Moveset (Kraken, Phase 3):
    20% chance: Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to one target)
    30% chance: Waterga (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to all targets)
    Special: ? Blaze (BLK: 303% chance to deal 60% current HP damage to all targets, resisted via instant death resistance)
    5% chance: Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to all targets)
    45% chance: ? Waterga (BLK: deal 550% magical water damage to all targets)
    20% chance to activate in response to white or black magic: Waterga (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to one target)
    20% chance to activate in response to any attack: Tentacle (PHY: deal 230% physical damage to all targets)

    Moveset (Left Tentacle):
    Special: Attack (PHY: deal 110% physical damage to one target)
    30% chance: Attack (PHY: deal 190% physical damage to one target)
    70% chance, unlocks turn 8: Ink (NAT: deal 190% ranged physical damage to one target with a 215% chance to Blind them)

    Moveset (Right Tentacle):
    Special: Attack (PHY: deal 110% physical damage to one target)
    30% chance: Attack (PHY: deal 190% physical damage to one target)
    70% chance, unlocks turn 3: Water Gun (BLK: deal 450% magical water damage to one target)

    Commentary
    • Kraken enters Phase 3 immediately and permanently if both the Left Tentacle and Right Tentacle are killed. Otherwise, Kraken enters Phase 2 at 50% HP.
    You need to leave one of the tentacles alive. I suggest leaving the Right Tentacle (which is on Kraken's right, not the right side of the screen) alive because there's a medal condition for not getting hit 5 times with Ink and because Right Tentacle is slower than Left Tentacle. Bring both physical and magical mitigation, because there are AOEs of both types. A Sentinel-style SB (attract both physical and black magic attacks) can be useful as well because there's a lot of single target damage in this fight.

    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

    Promise (U++)
    Meltigemini
    HP: ~84,751 each (Zorn & Thorn), ~164,092 (Meltigemini)
    Target Score:
    • Win before Zorn & Thorn use Twincast Meteor 4 times.
    • Exploit Meltigemini's weakness to fire attacks.
    • Reduce Meltigemini's MAG.
    Weak: Fire/Holy (Meltigemini)
    Absorbs: None
    Resists: Dark (Meltigemini)
    Null: None
    Vulnerabilities: None

    Abilities

    Moveset (Zorn):
    Special: Attack (PHY: deal 110% physical damage to one target)
    70% chance, unlocks turn : Blizzaga (BLK: deal 550% magical ice damage to one target)
    30% chance: Blizzaga (BLK: deal 450% magical ice damage to all targets)
    Special: Twincast Meteor (BLK: deal 500% magical non-elemental damage to all targets)
    Special: Blizzard (BLK: deal 100% magical ice damage to all targets)

    Moveset (Thorn):
    Special: Attack (PHY: deal 110% physical damage to one target)
    70% chance, unlocks turn : Firaga (BLK: deal 550% magical fire damage to one target)
    30% chance: Firaga (BLK: deal 450% magical fire damage to all targets)
    Special: Twincast Meteor (BLK: deal 500% magical non-elemental damage to all targets)
    Special: Fire (BLK: deal 100% magical fire damage to all targets)

    Moveset (Meltigemini, Default):
    Special: Poison Powder (NAT: 225% chance to Poison all targets)
    Special: ? Meteor (BLK: deal 425% magical non-elemental damage to all targets, ignoring resistance)
    35% chance: Bio (BLK: deal 450% magical bio damage to one target)
    65% chance: Bio (BLK: deal 450% magical bio damage to all targets)
    30% chance to activate in response to any attack: ? Wings (NAT: deal 270% physical damage to one target, ignoring defense)

    Moveset (Meltigemini, Weak):
    Special: Virus Smoke (NAT: 225% chance to Sap all targets)
    Special: ? Meteor (BLK: deal 425% magical non-elemental damage to all targets, ignoring resistance)
    15/115 chance: Bio (BLK: deal % magical bio damage to one target)
    70/115 chance: Bio (BLK: deal % magical bio damage to all targets)
    20/115 chance: Flare (BLK: deal 570% magical non-elemental damage to one target)
    35% chance to activate in response to any attack: ? Wings (NAT: deal 270% physical damage to one target, ignoring defense)

    Commentary
    • Zorn and Thorn use Twincast Meteor every 5 turns. Zorn and Thorn use Fire/Ice on their first turn and Attack on their next two turns. Meltigemini uses Poison Powder on its first turn and Meteor on its second turn. Meltigemini switches to Phase 2 at 50% HP and then uses Virus Smoke on its first turn and Meteor on its second turn after switching to Phase 2.
    You do have to kill both Zorn and Thorn to trigger Meltigemini, but they're not too tough. Try to burn one of them down before their 5th turn so you skip their Twincast Meteor. Once Meltigemini spawns, the real Dark Souls fight begins. He's extremely fast with a massive punch. If fighting him with your A team, make sure you have a hastega then go all in on mitigation. His AOE Bio will deal ~3000 damage through Shellga + Magic Breakdown + Full Break on characters with ~250 Resistance. You need more mitigation than that if you really want to survive the fight without incredible luck, because his AI is set up to absolutely spam the hell out of it.

    Event Quest Notes: Dunno. I wouldn't want to try this without at least a native Hastega or Medica (or both if you have Eiko's first AOE heal).

    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

  3. #3
    BG's most likeable Québécois
    Pens win! Pens Win!!! PENS WIN!!!!!

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    33,846
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Neko Chan
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh

    Btw event got pushed to the 13 instead of the 12

    Which makes me happy I have 2 days after my trip to the do whole event I'll just keep one tactic dungeon for instant stamina refresh

  4. #4

    Wow, that ++ looks intense.

  5. #5
    Salvage Bans
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    925
    BG Level
    5
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl



    Already got my team ready for U++, I think. Hope BSB strat again.

  6. #6
    Black Belt
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,818
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    This U++ is gonna suck

  7. #7
    Hackey Thread Lurker since 2010
    I could have bought an 11 pull and have 1000 gems left over, but all I got was this silly title.

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    2,379
    BG Level
    7

    Reminder to all. Best you all farm Quina and Garnet's RM2s during the event. These are realm specific RMs so best take advantage of the cheap stamina event dungeons.

  8. #8
    Queen of the Pity Party
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    7,216
    BG Level
    8

    another reminder: trash mobs will instant kill you in this event.


    learned that the hard way... luckily it was one of the earlier levels and I still got mastery, so no stamina wasted. not a problem if you S/L or bring rez but it does mean having to pay attention to trash mobs, which is dumb

  9. #9

    It's the zombies with a roulette move. Had a few S/Ls, myself.

  10. #10
    BG Medical's Student of Medicine
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    18,865
    BG Level
    9

    Between Zidane, Oath Veil, Meltdown, and Finishing Touch RW, the + bosses all died pretty much instantly. ++ wasn't all that bad either. +++? LOLded.

    Bring on the Ultimates, especially now that I have Quina the uber buff and can possibly get Kuja leveled soon.

  11. #11
    Cake Bitch
    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    29,409
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Cakey Yama
    FFXIV Server
    Leviathan
    FFXI Server
    Unicorn

    That boss with the two dragons.. LOL. I took Cloud's OSB as a RW and just nuked one, then let him hit the other. So hilarious.

  12. #12

    Yeah, double proc Meltdowns was fun on the bosses. Still wish we could R2 it.

  13. #13
    Chram
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,669
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    U++ CM mastered! lost one medal for damage taken. went for full physical since i have insane physical synergy/SB's for IX now. setup was:

    freya - wrath/armor breakdown, six dragons - ace striker
    zidane - thief's revenge/lifesiphon, stellar circle 5 - battleforged
    quina - full break/magic breakdown, frog drop - dr. mog
    garnet - curaja/shellga, divine guardian - mako might
    steiner - saint's cross/fira strike, sword art climhazzard - sword +20%

    RW was eiko's burst, that thing is incredible. super jealous of everyone that managed to pull it!

    i held up frog drop for a few turns to let everyone build SB bars and get breakdowns applied. zorn and thorn were simple enough, just rush one of them down to ensure they can't use twincast meteor. with the crit buff, imperil and enwind up, freya's SSB absolutely wrecked meltigemini. DG+shellga kept the damage just manageable enough to survive to get the second RW cast off.

    i actually have to go back to master U+ however, i tried ignoring the tentacles and failed the 'kill before it uses ink 5x' condition. lost a couple medals for damage as well

  14. #14
    BG Medical's Student of Medicine
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    18,865
    BG Level
    9

    I'm skipping U++ for tonight. I did uncap Y'shtola though. I want to get Kuja a little higher before I try Meltgemini.

  15. #15
    Salvage Bans
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    925
    BG Level
    5
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl

    Cleared CM without unique SBs, though I did lose 4 medals (1 action, 2 damage, 1 KO)

    Spoiler: show

    Kuja - Curaja r5 / Shellga r3 / Doublecast / Shared Medica
    Eiko - Curaga r5 / Haste r5 / Auto Haste / Shared Medica
    Garnet - Faith r2 / Maduin r4 / Devotion / None
    Quina - Full Break r2 / Magic Breakdown r4 / Auto Haste / Shared Medica
    Beatrix - Renewing Cure r5 / Magic Lure r3 / Auto Haste / None

    RW - Vivi BSB

    The BSB alone wasnt enough to solo both parts with Kuja as zorn/thorn arent weak to anything, so I tweaked my setup and ended up having Garnet in charge of all of the damage with the help of faith and maduin for some extra damage before i used RW.

    Garnet's rotation was:

    Faith > Maduin x3
    Faith > Vivi BSB > BSB Command 2 x5 (Zorn/Thorn down)
    Faith > Vivi BSB > BSB Command 1 x5 (Meltigemini down)

    Had 3 people dead at the end which cost me mastery, but A-team mastered it easily for an extra stam. Those AoE bios are painful


    EDIT: Video


  16. #16
    Hackey Thread Lurker since 2010
    I could have bought an 11 pull and have 1000 gems left over, but all I got was this silly title.

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    2,379
    BG Level
    7

    That fight was pretty hard on the damage. Them meteor and AoE bio attacks hurt even through mitigation. Should have brought Agrias to make it easier but meh mastered anyways. Not going to CM because I don't want to egg Quina to 65+.

  17. #17
    BG Medical's Student of Medicine
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    18,865
    BG Level
    9

    Seriously, having zero trouble damaging and all the trouble getting spammed with Ultimate Meteor.

  18. #18
    E. Body
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,343
    BG Level
    7
    FFXIV Character
    Kirby Prime
    FFXIV Server
    Hyperion

    ugh, made my team and was ready to go in, then remembered I had to actually fight Zorn and Thorn first... at least I didn't waste the RW I guess... need to go back to the drawing board =/ didn't want to waste ability slots to actually kill those 2 things.

  19. #19
    BG Medical's Student of Medicine
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    18,865
    BG Level
    9

    Mastered. Used Hope RW. Fuck that fight.

  20. #20
    Hackey Thread Lurker since 2010
    I could have bought an 11 pull and have 1000 gems left over, but all I got was this silly title.

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    2,379
    BG Level
    7

    Even with Full Break + Magic Breakdown, shit still hurts like hell during phase 2, even Bio which doesn't go through RES. I wonder if Ultimate Meteor is scripted though.

    Turn 1 double AoE magic sucked though. Start the fight at like 1/3rd hp for everyone.

Similar Threads

  1. FFRK - Prima Donna (FF6) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 2016-09-21, 22:32
  2. FFRK - Defying Destiny (FFXIII) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 2016-09-06, 12:34
  3. FFRK - Show of Resolve (FF9) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 98
    Last Post: 2016-08-16, 15:52
  4. FFRK - Dangerous Beauty (FFXIII) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 130
    Last Post: 2016-06-18, 10:43
  5. FFRK - Angel of Death (FF9) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 145
    Last Post: 2016-06-03, 08:37
  6. FFRK - Abyss Dungeon 03 - White Magic Event and Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: 2016-05-25, 22:44
  7. FFRK - Broken Chains (FF8) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 2016-05-13, 12:16
  8. FFRK - Abyss Dungeon - Combat Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 2016-04-28, 16:45